softcover

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • sc (abbreviation)

Etymology[edit]

soft +‎ cover

Adjective[edit]

softcover (not comparable)

  1. (publishing, of a book) Having covers made of paper or thin cardboard; paperback.
    • 2007 September 23, The Editors, “Up Front”, New York Times:
      It gives more emphasis to the literary novels and short-story collections reviewed so often in our pages (and sometimes published only in softcover).

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Noun[edit]

softcover (plural softcovers)

  1. (publishing) A book having such covers.